King Edward VI - Heir of Henry VIII and Queen Jane Seymour - century oil painting. It's Beautiful.

King Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) The best known fact about Henry is that he had six wives. British school children learn the following rhyme to help them remember the fate of each wife: "Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived".

Henry VIII 44 yo, in the midst of his marriage to Anne Boleyn; by Joos van Cleve.

King Henry VIII was born on this day 28th June, 1491. King of England and second son of Henry VII he married six times, beheaded two wives, broke away from the Catholic Church to form the Church of England, executed Catholics who failed to recognize the church and executed Protestants who complained that he should execute more Catholics, yet he still managed to remain a popular King

Was Henry VIII to blame for his wives’ miscarriages? Monarch had rare blood disease that also sent him mad

King Henry VIII was born on this day June, King of England and second son of Henry VII he married six times, beheaded two wives, broke away from the Catholic Church to form the Church of England.

This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives.  The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate).   The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...

The Lost Crown of the Tudors and Stuarts

A meticulous reproduction of the crown used for the coronation of Henry VII, Henry VIII and his three children, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I (the original was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell). It is on exhibition at Hampton Court Palace.

wives of Henry VIII

From top left to bottom right - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr

Young Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII of England, by Michel Sittow. (circa 1504-1505)

Henry VIII Marries Catherine of Aragon: The Start of a 20 Year Marriage

By Michael Sittow. A young Catherine of Aragon, known at this age for her beauty. Daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, wife to Prince Arthur of England and, more famously, to his younger brother Henry VIII. Also mother of Mary I.

Henry viii's grandmother Elizabeth Woodvile

My Great Grandmother: Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV; mother of Elizabeth of York, whose marriage to Henry VII joined the Lancaster and York factions and founded the Tudor dynasty.

1st January 1511: In the early hours of the morning Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a son, Henry Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII. Tragically the little boy was to die only fifty two days later on February 22nd. How different Tudor history and England may have been if the little boy had lived.

January On this day in history Queen Katherine of Aragon gave birth to a stillborn baby girl approximately six months.

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour)

Portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales (c. Hans Holbein (the Younger). Edward VI king of England and Ireland from 1547 to was King Henry VIII's only legitimate son; his mother, Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour, died 12 days after his birth.